October 16, 2021

The Queens County Citizen

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“There is no shortage of jobs here”

"There is no shortage of jobs here"

According to the latest data from Statistics Canada, the accommodation and food services sector in Quebec reached the highest job vacancy rate at 6.6% by the end of 2020.

It scares me, agrees the owner of the hotel-motel Castelle de la Mer in La Malboi. I grew up. We have plans. This is the fear we have, the lack of manpower.

Prior to the outbreak, his hotel operated with about 20 employees during the summer. It now has fifteen, the minimum workforce. Fortunately for him, sanitary measures are forcing him to reduce room services.

On a daily basis, it is a stress. If someone gets sick or leaves, how are we going to continue?

A quote from:Pierre-Andre Nadeau, owner, Hotel-Motel Castell de la Mer de la Malboy

Costel de la Mer, hello! Unfortunately, we were fully booked this weekend. Charlie, the front desk clerk, had to repeat this phrase several times a day for customers looking for a place to keep their bags for a night or a few nights.

By mid-August, very few rooms were available. We were robbed, said Pierre-Andre Nadeau. Even government officials who frequently come here to work in the area can no longer book rooms.

An ost p from immigration

His situation would have been more complicated if he had not been in contact with migrant workers, which was not in his plans in the past.

We were lucky, it fell from the skyMr. Nadayu is shocked.

A recent immigrant couple knocked on their door last summer. They are of Japanese origin, and trained by the French biologist Charlie. They are both looking forward to their permanent residence.

It looks great, it looks so beautiful and here, it’s not Jobs Lack of, Charlie points out.

This experience has so far proven positive on both sides. We hope that Tay and Charlie will be able to settle down in La Malboi for a long time and that their little girl will be able to grow up there.

Not everyone can help when the Prime Minister said in May that he wanted immigrants with him Per year, compensation of more than 000 56,000. Watching Quebecars earn better wages is wealth creation, Mentioned by Franకోois Legalt.

At the time, it shocked me heartily, remembering Pierre-Andre Nadeau. We can’t afford to give it up here.

To retain his workers – who can earn more than $ 30,000 a year – he said he raised their wages by $ 2 an hour during the summer.

The customer wants to pay as little as possible. We strive to provide reasonable prices and give the best salaries in our field.

A quote from:Pierre-Andre Nadeau, owner, Hotel-Motel Castell de la Mer de la Malboy

Maybe I’ll do them someday, Charlie said, but to come in and make $ 56,000 straight out the door, it doesn’t bother most people. Already, the equivalence of the diploma needs to be made!

Needed almost everywhere

MRC de Charlevoix-Est, the prefect of Odile Comeau speaks of needs in almost all fields. In some areas immigration is inevitable and they are [les] Welcome.

That alone, there are more than 000 56,000 jobs. That’s for sure.

A quote from:Odil Comeau, MRC Prefect, Charlevoix-Est

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Prefecture of Odil Comeau MRC de Charlevoix-Estate. According to the Institute de la Statistics du Quebec, the average annual employment income of the MRC rose to 38,704 in 2019, against nearly 45 45,000 in total. There were 5,506 workers at that time.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Matthew Dion

In addition to the accommodation and catering sector, the health care sector also has serious needs. By the end of 2020, the sector will have the highest number of vacancies in Quebec: over 25,000.

Resolve Forest Products, one of the largest owners in the Charlevoix area, strives to fill its positions when they are available. We do not have resumes that fit at all, Supports Melanie Simard, Director of Human Resources at the Clermont Plant. Furthermore, the salary of an entry worker may exceed 55,000 per year.

However this situation opens up possibilities. Previously, in a couple, when one of the two found a job, the other spouse could not find one, Odile Comeau explains. There are so many offers now. It helps!

At this time, access to services is sometimes difficult. Owners of Resto-Pub Belles et Bum had to choose to close on Sundays and Mondays this year due to a lack of staff from Eric and Julie Tremble.

Obviously, foreign workers become an option, but you should take winter to have them in the spring thuvu, Suggests Mr. Tremble. However, his wife adds With all the social benefits created by the federal government [prestations de soutien du revenu], We think there is a workforce that can lend and wait for money.

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Julie Tremble is co-owner of Resto-Pub Belles et Bum in La Malby.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Matthew Dion

Carolyn Ovalet, Director of Sales and Marketing at Fairmont Le Manoire Richelieu, suggests she should Deal with agencies To obtain and provide care For example a bonus for employees who refer friends. We were also able to find labor outside the country, without difficulty., She emphasizes laborious administrative policies and health limitations.

That doesn’t mean we don’t want Quebeckers, they don’t apply for these positions.

A quote from:Caroline Ovalet, Director of Sales and Marketing, Fairmont Le Manoire Richelieu

Jobs in the room or in the kitchen are less sought after. Including all services, Fairmont needs 10% more workers in La Malboy.

Lack of reinforcements, the owners in this area need to be creative, but immigration seems to need them more.

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